Natural Remedies : Garlic

Did you know that one of the natural remedies is available in your kitchen? Yes, its the garlic. Whether you chop it, pound it or roast it. Garlic’s powerful health benefits will be unleashed.

So what does garlic do?

  • It regulates blood pressure
  • It regulates blood sugar level
  • It is a powerful immune system builder
  • It has lots of vitamins in it like Vitamin A, B, B2 and Zinc
  • It strengthens bodies defenses against allergies
  • It thins the blood
  • It is a powerful antibiotic against bacteria, viruses and fungus.
  • Lowers LDL Cholesterol ( bad) and increases HDL Cholesterol (good)
Are you afraid though that you will have bad breath? Well. just drink lemon juice to remove the bad breath. But if you ate a roasted Garlic. Believe me you won’t have bad breath.

Natural remedies – cough and colds LEMON and GINGER

Lemon
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The other day i was suffering from colds and cough. I wanted to drink some medications but since i couldn’t get hold of one, my cousin suggested Ginger and Lemon.So i made a natural drink. Let me share it with you.

Pound 2-3 rhizomes of Ginger and slice them and place them on a pot. Pour 1 glass of water and let boil for 20 minutes. Then Strain and place on a glass. Squeeze in one half slice of lemon. Drink while hot.

Believe me, your colds will be gone in a few days.

Guyabano or Soursop – Natural Remedies for Cancer

Natural Remedies for Cancer – Soursop

While we were eating dinner, my husband mentioned that his officemate started to drink Soursop leaves or Guyabano leaves for almost 3 months now. And the lump on his back started to disappear. This made me dig further for more information about this plant. The Soursop tree or the Guyabano tree originated from Central America and some parts of Southern America. But it is abundantly cultivated and grown in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines and Indonesia where it is available all year round. In the Philippines it is known as Guyabano and in Indonesia it is known as Sirsak. The fruit is abundantly sold in the market and in groceries and supermarkets. The Soursop is a tree that grows up to 12-24 cm in height. The leaves are alternate, oval in shape, pointed at both ends, smooth and shining, 7 to 20 centimeters long and with petioles about 5 millimeters long and the fruit is green in color and has spines. When ripe it is soft to the touch. The Soursop plant can be propagated by grafting, cutting and budding. The fruit, seeds , leaves and bark has medicinal uses. The fruit when taken as a drink or even eaten raw is a good source of Vitamin C and thus a good boaster for the immune system. It is also good in treating liver ailments. The seeds when pulverize can be used to treat head lice and even bed bugs. The leaves when mashed can be used to treat skin eruptions and a good anti-inflammatory agent for the skin. The leaves and the bark when boiled in water for 8-10 minutes and then strained. And the water is used as a drink can treat cancer patients. Studies have been made that it effectively targets and kills malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.. With all these natural remedies, we can say that the Soursop or Guyabano is miraculous. So why don’t you drink one today. Recently, i found a good source of Dried Sirsak leaves in capsule form. Recent studies from Purdue University shows that the leaves, stems and bark contains a phytochemical called Annonaceous Acetogenins which has antitumorous and anticancerous properties. People have started using it as an alternative to chemotherapy. If you are interested, please send me your email.

Health Benefits of Banana

This morning while i was having my breakfast of Bread and some Hotdogs, i saw that the banana fruit was there lying around in one corner of the table. And so, i reached out for it and opened it. Thinking what nutritional health facts does a banana have.
Then i came to realize that Bananas are rich in Potassium and Magnesium, which when taken can help our circulatory system.It also saves us from the risk of having high  blood pressure. It also relives us from muscle cramps.
Bananas have B6 that helps in our immune system by protecting our body against infection.
They also help in our digestive system. A banana can either help us when we are constipated or when we have diarrhea. It also helps us when we have ulcers because it coats the lining of the stomach.
Aside from the fruit nutritional benefits. Bananas can also be used to heal wounds by making a paste and covering the wound. It can also soothe out itchiness in the body caused by insect bites.
So why not grab a banana everytime you feel like eating. It can prevent you from eating that sugary dessert/pastries which can lead you to diabetes.

Yerba Buena ( Peppermint)

Yerna Buena or commonly known as peppermint.

Peppermint/ Yerba Buena/ Daun Mint

Scientific Name is Clinopodium douglasii. Belongs to the mint family. In the Philippines, this plant has been listed in the 10 Medicinal Plants of the Philippines and is recognized for its medicinal value.

It is a small herb with elliptical leaves.

Use the leaves for the following:

a.) Headache and Stomachache : Boil chopped leaves in 2 cups of water for 15 mins. Cool and strain and drink every 3 hours.

b.) Rheumatism, arthritis: Crush the leaves and massage on knees or where pain is

c.) Cough and Colds : Soak in a cup of hot water 10 fresh leaves and drink as a tea.

d.) Menstrual and gas pain: soak a handful of leaves in a glass of boiling water.
Drink infusion. It induces menstrual flow and sweating.

e.) Nausea and fainting : crush leaves and apply at nostrils of patient

f.)  Toothache : squeeze sap of a fresh leaf. Soak a piece of cotton in the sap
and insert this in aching tooth cavity. Mouth should be rinsed by gargling salt
solution before inserting the cotton. To prepare salt solution add 5 grams of
table salt to one cup of water.

g.) Insect bites: crush leaves or pound leaves unitl paste-like then apply juice on affected part

The leaves can also be used for cooking.

This plant can be readily planted on a small pot so that everytime you want to use it. Its readily available.

Why not plant Yerba Buena today so you have it when you need it.

Ginger

Zingiber officinale L.
Ginger is a rhizome (underground stem) that grows almost everywhere. We use it for a lot of purposes, medicinal or as a food.
Ginger has a lot of medicinal benefits. Here are some:
1. For colds and sore throat : Boil grated ginger with enough water for your tea. Add lemon and honey. Sip while hot. Try to inhale the steam for your clogged nose so it will loosen up.
2. As an anti-inflammatory : Pound some ginger and place on inflamed area. Or you can wrap it on a fabric and place on top.
3. For Nausea and indigestion: Finely grate some ginger and eat it.
4. For headaches and menstrual cramps: Boil some ginger and drink the water.
So next time you are sick, why not try this. Let me know whats the outcome is.
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